Future-proof communication for decentralized PV systems

Data Manager M powered by ennexOS

One system. Many options. For your individual needs.

In combination with the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS, the Data Manager M enables monitoring, management and gridcompliant power control in decentralized PV systems. Thanks to flexible expansion options, the Data Manager M is already well-equipped for business models in the energy market of the future. Whether as a cost-effective Lite variant for smaller systems with up to five devices and 30 kVA, or as an expanded solution for up to 50 devices and 2.5 MVA — the Data Manager is the ideal professional system interface for electric utility companies, direct sellers, service technicians and PV system operators.

Coordinated user interfaces and intuitive assistance functions simplify operation, parameterization and commissioning. Both variants are modularly expandable with many additional functions and interfaces.

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Now with simplified O&M support and commissioning

Quick and easy

  • Easy integration of devices

  • Centralized commissioning of all integrated components

Future-proof and flexible

  • Flexibly expandable anytime

  • Access to the energy market of the future based on ennexOS

Functional

  • Complies with international gridintegration requirements

  • Combine storage systems, energy generators and e-mobility

Reliable and convenient

  • Remote monitoring and parameterization possible

  • Detailed analytics, error messages and reporting through Sunny Portal

Professional monitoring and control for decentralized energy systems up to the megawatt range.

The Data Manager M is the perfect monitoring and control solution for decentralized large-scale PV power plants up to 2.5 MVA with up to 50 devices. Thanks to the RS485 and Ethernet interfaces as well as analog and digital input and output systems, users benefit from particularly versatile connection options. The Data Manager M is the professional system interface for electric utility companies, direct sellers, service technicians and PV system operators.

Benefits at a glance

  • Centralized management for decentralized large-scale PV power plants thanks to satellite-based data; cluster solutions with several data managers possible (master slave application)
  • Remote parameterization saves time and money
  • Flexible integration options for battery-storage systems
  • Direct selling with SMA SPOT
  • Automatic monitoring of PV components thanks to SMA Smart Connected

New:

The Data Manager M Lite is now available for applications with an output of up to 30 kVA.

Monitoring & Control powered by ennexOS

The Data Manager M and the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS are perfectly coordinated with each other. This not only makes it easier to monitor, analyze, parameterize and manage PV systems, but also helps save time and money.

  • Standardized user interface

  • Seamless remote parameterization

  • Easy overview of entire portfolio

  • Quick and direct online identification and troubleshooting

  • Easy structuring of PV systems according to individual needs

Whether for an entire portfolio, system groups, systems, PV system sections or individual devices, you will find the relevant information for the various user roles on the dashboards in a clearly structured format—at every level

Standard pages for monitoring, analysis and parameterization allow you to work efficiently and help you save time managing your systems.

You can learn everything about Monitoring and Control in the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS here

I/O Systeme from MOXA und Wago

The preconfigured MOXA and Wago I/O systems available from SMA are perfectly coordinated with the new IoT energy management platform ennexOS and can be easily integrated into a system. Thanks to its high level of flexibility, the system can meet changing customer requirements at any time, for example, if there are any changes in legal or normative requirements.

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Basic device information and system diagram

Easy monitoring and control of PV applications, battery-storage systems and e-mobility.

The Data Manager M Lite monitors, controls and regulates up to five devices in one application with up to 30 kVA. It therefore meets all current requirements of grid operators for active and reactive power control. We are continuously developing software expansion options tailored to customer needs. Automatic firmware updates keep the device up to date with the latest safety and performance standards.

Benefits at a glance

  • Remote parameterization saves time and money
  • Event and information reports for fast error analysis
  • Automatic monitoring of PV components thanks to SMA Smart Connected
  • Various options for open-loop and closed-loop control of active and reactive power such as zero feed-in or Q(U)
  • Compatible with the SMA 360° App (for installers) and the Energy App (for end users)
  • Extension for EEBUS, e-mobility support (for example, with Audi e-tron charging system connect)
  • Satellite-based performance ratio for 24 months included

With intelligent charging technology from SMA, e-mobility makes sense both environmentally and economically. The Data Manager M Lite ensures that charging electric vehicles takes priority when the PV system is producing enough solar energy or the grid current is particularly favorable.

Combined with an EEBUS-compatible charging station, the SMA Data Manager M Lite automatically schedules the charging process for electric vehicles according to the individual requirements of its users. With the Energy App and the Sunny Portal for system monitoring, you can keep constant track of your energy budget and uncover additional energy saving potential.

Basic device information and system diagram

An overview of the Data Manager M and Sunny Portal functions can be found in the data sheet as well as in a more detailed function overview (above under DOWNLOADS).

Function update June 2022
for EDMM-10

Function update June 2022 for EDMM-10


Find out more here
ennexOS Data Manager M Version Notes

Differences between the previous version 1.12.07.R and 1.13.21.R
Differences between the previous version 1.10.6.R and 1.12.07.R
Differences between the previous version 1.09.06.R and 1.10.06.R
Differences between the previous version 1.07.08.R and 1.08.9.R
Differences between the previous version 1.06.16.R and 1.07.8.R


Function update June 2020
for EDMM-10 & EDMM-US-10

Expansion of the Modbus functions

  • Output of further battery values via Modbus
    The following battery values can now be output via Modbus:
    • Average state of charge of several battery inverters in [%]
    • Current total charging power of all battery inverters in [W]
    • Current total discharging power of all battery inverters in [W]
    • Total charging power of all battery inverters in [W]
    • Total discharging power of all battery inverters in [W]
  • Permanent implementation of other Modbus profiles
    The following devices have been added to the list of Modbus profiles that have already been permanently integrated:
    • Siemens PAC 2200 (Modbus/TCP meter with MID certification)
    This allows users to integrate the device into the PV system more easily as the Modbus profiles that have already been saved ensure that the required measured values will be queried reliably.
  • Import and export of Modbus profiles
    Thanks to Modbus, a wide variety of devices, such as inverters, energy meters or sensors, can be easily connected to the SMA Data Manager M. The firmware release 1.8 now makes it possible to export and import the generated Modbus profiles on the SMA Data Manager M. This leads to a reduction in the time required for commissioning devices of the same type.

Implementation of various communication profiles

  • To allow for an optimum overview of the PV system, data are regularly transmitted from the SMA Data Manager M to the Sunny Portal. When connected via a mobile network, the amount of data can exceed the selected data tariff rates.
    For greater flexibility, there will be three different communication profiles to choose from. These profiles ca be activated in the Sunny Portal.

Expanding the grid management services

  • Output of cos (phi) via Modbus
    Values for cos (phi) can now be output via Modbus. This includes both the obtained default values and the currently measured cos (phi) value at the point of interconnection. For this, a meter at the point of interconnection is imperative.
  • Active power setpoints via external digital inputs
    Default active power values can now also be processed via external digital inputs for example, via the Wago 750 Bundle or Moxa ioLogic.

Update February 2020

Extended support of connected devices

  • Threshold based toggle of digital outputs
    From now on it is possible to toggle digital outputs based on active and reactive power level of the pv plant. If there is an energy excess a digital signal can be sent to an electric load to switch on for example a heating rod or a heat pump. Hereby irreversibilities by external power curtailment setpoints can be reduced and the produced energy can be used more efficient.
    Following setpoints or values can be used to toggle the digital outputs:
    • Alarm in case of warning or error
    • Alarm in case of error
    • System active power
    • System reactive power
    • System active power at grid-connection point
    • System reactive power at grid-connection point
    • Setpoint of active power limitation
    • Reactive power setpoint
  • Extended possibility to connect sensors
    To be able to connect sensor devices like weather stations more easy the range of connectable devices was extended by the device type „Sensor Device“. Hereby manually created modbus profiles can be added to connect for example the weather station PVMet 200 from Rainwise. The measuring data is availble locally on the Data Manager M as life data and in the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS as data in the Analizing Tool Pro for further analyzing. Also connection of sensors to display a filling level (level in percent value) is possible by using the new Modbus device type. This measured data is currently only available locally on the Data Manager M.
  • Connection of Danfoss TLX and FLX pv inverters
    By implementing EtherLynx and protocol it is now possible to connect Danfoss TLX and FLX inverters to the SMA Data Manager M via Ethernet wiring. Measured Data can be sent to the Sunny Portal powered by ennesOS via the SMA Data Manager M. The other way round open loop and close loop control of the inverters is also possible now.
  • Fix implementation of further Modbus profiles
    The list of already fix intefgrated Modbus profiles was extended by following devices:
    • PQ-Plus UMD-705 ( 3-phase grid analyzer)
    • Rainwise PVMet 200 (weather station)
    Hereby the named devices can be connected to the SMA Data Manager M more easy. The fix added Modbus profiles guarantee a reliable promt of the requested measurement data.

Extension of grid management services

  • Support of reactive power setpoints via external digital inputs
    Now reactive power setpoints via external digital inputs (e.g. Wago 750 Bundle or MOXA ioLogik E1242) can be handled. Hereby it is possible to fullfill the requirements of the grid operstors more flexible. A separated installation of the SMA Data Manager M from the external I/O devices is also more easy now.

Update November 2019

Advanced support for connected devices

  • Expansion of the Inverter Manager integration
    • In addition to the already supported STPS 60, this release allows SMA inverter types STP 60 and SHP 75 to be connected to the SMA Data Manager M and the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS. The devices connected to the Inverter Manager are aggregated and displayed as one device.
  • Central update of connected SMA inverters
    • Connected SMA inverters previously had to download available firmware updates individually. Now, the SMA Data Manager M simply downloads updates once centrally and distributes these throughout the PV system. This reduces the required data volume for systems that are connected via the mobile network to the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.

Advanced support for connected devices

  • Connection of inverters from other manufacturers
    • Implementing the Modbus Sunspec interface means that inverters from other manufacturers can now be monitored and managed using the EDMM and visualized in Sunny Portal. To support the different functions, more than 15 Sunspec data models have been integrated into the SMA Data Manager M. A connection can be established either via Modbus/TCP or Modbus/RTU.
  • Support for affordable Modbus/RTU energy meters
    • To expand the scope of supported devices here as well, Modbus/RTU energy meters can - in addition to the already supported Modbus/TCP energy meters - be connected to the SMA Data Manager M. The use of the generally more cost-effective Modbus/RTU energy meters is another way to optimize costs.
      The following devices are directly supported:
      • Measurlogic DTS-307
      • WattNode WNC-3Y XXX-MB
    • For the connection of additional energy meters, individual Modbus profiles can be created directly in the SMA Data Manager M.

Enhanced system security

  • Speedwire Encrypted Communication (SEC)
    • To enhance the security of our devices and, in turn, the entire PV system, secure encryption of the local SMA system network is now possible. The SMA Data Manager M automatically supports the activation of SEC in new systems.

Update May 2019

Grid management services

  • Supports digital inputs as well as analog inputs and outputs (through MOXA & WAGO I/O systems available from SMA) for the implementation of specifications regarding cos (φ), active and reactive power and the response from control values.
  • Reactive power: Open- and closed-loop control of cos (φ) already possible through constant setpoints. Specifications via Modbus and/or via analog inputs now also possible.
  • Active power: Specifications via Modbus and/or via analog inputs now also possible.
  • New MOXA I/O (ioLogik 1241) with four analog outputs. Soon also available directly from SMA.
    (SMA order number: eIO-E1241)
  • New Wago 750 I/O Bundle with four analog outputs (output signal 0–20 mA).
    (SMA order number: 115214-00.01)
  • Master/slave functionality: For the closed-loop control of large systems / systems with multiple devices, a master EDMM can control multiple subordinate slave EDMMs. Up to 50 devices or a maximum system size of 2.5 MW are supported (as before).

General information

I reset the password and administrator account of the Data Manager. When I log in the next time, do I have to go through the entire installation assistant process and re-enter all the data?

No. Assign the user name and password and then stop the installation assistant. The original PV system data are still there and are adopted automatically.


(Data Manager M Lite, Data Manager M, Data Manager L)


Can several Data Managers be used in one system to map system sections, for example?

System sections can be implemented with a master/slave system. In this process, all Data Managers M (masters and slaves) are displayed as one system in the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS. In the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS the system can be divided into system sections.


(Data Manager M Lite, Data Manager M, Data Manager L)


Do new devices need to have the same password to be automatically detected by Data Manager?

For technical reasons, only in-house certificates will be used. Certificates that could be replaced by an intercepting proxy server cannot be verified. Please contact your grid administrator to specify the exceptions for the firewall.


(Data Manager M Lite, Data Manager M, Data Manager L


How can I establish communication with Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS using an intercepting proxy server in the grid?

For technical reasons, only in-house certificates will be used. Certificates that could be replaced by an intercepting proxy server cannot be verified. Please contact your grid administrator to specify the exceptions for the firewall.


(Data Manager M Lite, Data Manager M, Data Manager L


Why are no data displayed on the user interface of the Data Manager?

The buffer capacitor of the Data Manager's real-time clock might have discharged due to being without voltage supply for a longer time period. Make sure that the Data Manager has access to a time server on the Internet to obtain a current time.


(Data Manager M Lite, Data Manager M)


What other power supply units can I use for the Data Manager?

You can use the power supply unit of the Sunny WebBox, SMA Cluster Controller, SMA Com Gateway or the SMA Inverter Manager for the Data Manager M and Data Manager M Lite. You can generally use all power supply units that meet the specifications of the datasheet and the Data Manager manual for all Data Manager devices.


(Data Manager M Lite, Data Manager M, Data Manager L)


Can I connect the Data Manager to an SMA Cluster Controller?

Both the SMA Cluster Controller and Data Manager are data loggers. Parallel operation of both products is not advisable.


(Data Manager M Lite, Data Manager M, Data Manager L)


Can I map more than 50 devices in a system?

To do this, several Data Managers M must be installed in the system. Each Data Manager M supports up to 50 devices At least one Data Manager M must be configured as the master. The other Data Managers M must be configured as slaves.

In Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS, each Data Manager M must be registered separately in the system. All Data Managers M are displayed together in the system. The device overview can show which of the Data Managers M each device is assigned to.

Note:

 

  • The energy meter at the point of interconnection must be assigned to the Data Manager M in master mode.
  • Only a Data Manager M in master mode can perform controlling. The Data Managers M in slave mode are used in open-loop control mode.
  • I/O systems that are used to make control settings must be registered with the Data Manager M in master mode.
  • The Modbus interfaces must be activated on the Data Manager M in slave mode.
  • On the Data Manager M in master mode, the Data Managers M in slave mode must be inte-grated as Modbus devices.
  • The device assignment must be unambiguous, otherwise the balance, power and yield values will not be displayed correctly.
  • The total power of the system may not exceed 2.5 MVA. For larger systems, a Data Manager L must be used in master mode.


(Data Manager M)


Why does it take a while until the home page of the Data Manager is set up during commissioning?

Due to internal setup processes, the start of the user interface takes a little longer once during commissioning.


(Data Manager M Lite, Data Manager M)


Data Manager M supports 50 devices, Data Manager M Lite supports 5 devices, Data Manager L supports 200 devices. What counts as a device?

The following devices are supported and defined as a device:

  • PV inverter
  • Battery inverter
  • Energy meter / power analyzer
  • External I/O system
  • External, directly communicating sensor
  • Weather station
  • Charging station for electric vehicles
  • Data Manager in slave mode
  • SMA Hybrid Controller (only Data Manager L)


(Data Manager M Lite, Data Manager M, Data Manager L)


What happens if I already have more than 50 devices in the system from a previous commissioning of a Data Manager and am suddenly limited to 50 devices by a firmware update as of version 1.6.14.R?

The system with the excess devices will be kept for the time being. If the system is extended or devices are replaced, the limitation of the number of devices becomes effective. In such cases, we recommend extending the system with a Data Manager in slave mode. The total power of the system may not exceed 2.5 MVA.


(Data Manager M)


Communication

I connected the Data Manager correctly. Why am I not able to access the Data Manager via the SMA[serial number]?

I connected the Data Manager correctly and DHCP is enabled in the router. Why am I not able to access the Data Manager via the SMA[serial number]?

I reset the Data Manager to the default settings. Why do I get an error message regarding an invalid certificate when I want to access the Data Manager with the web browser?

Can each RS485 device connected to an SMA Com Gateway be used with the Data Manager?

What data volume do I need if the Data Manager M or Data Manager M Lite is connected to the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS via LTE?

What maximum data volumes can be expected for PV farms?

Do Field Data Management or Remote Service have any special requirements regarding internet connection?

Which ports must be open to operate the Data Manager with the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS?

How can I set up a VPN connection?

Energy meter / power analyzers

I want to change the data transfer rate of the SMA Energy Meter from 1000 ms to 200 ms to obtain higher control dynamics. Can the Data Manager handle this?

I connected a UMG 604-PRO power analyzer from Janitza electronics GmbH to the Data Manager. Will the data from the connected power analyzers also be transmitted in slave mode?

How can I configure an energy meter / grid analyzer at the point of interconnection?

Which energy meter / power analyzer can I connect to the Data Manager?

How many energy meters are supported at the point of interconnection?

Where is the energy meter / power analyzer connected?

Ext. I/O Systems

I correctly connected a compatible I/O system by WAGO to the router. Why is the I/O system by WAGO not visible in the router's device overview?

I correctly connected a compatible I/O system to the router, but cannot access the router's settings. How can I determine the IP address of the I/O system?

I already have a WAGO I/O SYSTEM 750 and want to use it on the Data Manager. How does the I/O system have to be configured?

How do the Pt100 temperature sensors have to be connected to my WAGO I/O SYSTEM 750?

I already own an ioLogik E1242 or ioLogik E1260 from Moxa and want to use it on the Data Manager. How does the I/O system have to be configured?

Sensors

Which sensors can I connect to the Data Manager?

How do the Pt100 temperature sensors have to be connected to my ioLogik E1260 from Moxa?

Modbus Client

Valid IP addresses were assigned by the DHCP router to some Modbus devices in my system and the communication to these Modbus devices was faultless for some time. Recently, the connection to some of these Modbus devices has been interrupted. What is the reason for this and how can I rectify it?

Which requirements do the devices connected via RS485 (Modbus/RTU) need to fulfill so that they can use their own Modbus profiles?

Modbus Server

Why are no values mapped in the registers for the sensors (NaN)?

Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS

How can I download data from the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS as a CSV file?

Can I create system sections with my Data Manager to be able to divide PV systems into compass directions?

Can I carry my system from the classic Sunny Portal over to the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS?

What do I have to be aware of when I delete a system in Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS?

Grid Management Services

How can I set zero export in the Data Manager?

Can the Data Manager also use pulse signals for active power limitation?

When do I use the operating mode "closed-loop control" and when "open-loop control"?

For Q(U), can I use an energy meter on the medium-voltage side that only measures voltage?

For Q(U), can I use an energy meter on the medium-voltage side that only measures voltage and use another energy meter on the low voltage side that measures all other values?

For Q(U), can I use an energy meter on the medium-voltage side that only measures voltage (via a converter) and use another energy meter on the low voltage side that measures the current (via a converter)?

If my system feeds exclusively into the utility grid (no self-consumption), do I need an energy meter at the point of interconnection?

In which order should a master/slave system be configured?

Can system sections of a Data Manager be operated in slave mode with the "closed-loop control" operating mode?

What happens if the communication to the energy meter at the point of interconnection fails or is disrupted?

SMA Speedwire Encrypted Communication (SEC)

What is Speedwire?

Why should I use SMA Speedwire Encrypted Communication (SEC)?

Which devices support SMA Speedwire Encrypted Communication (SEC)?

How can I exchange a device in an encrypted system?

How can I extend a system encrypted with SMA Speedwire Encrypted Communication?

Commissioning the Data Manager in an off-grid installation without internet connection

How to configurate a diesel tank fill status sensor with Data Manager

Modbus device registration in SMA Data Manager M

I/O Systems from MOXA and Wago

Compact system MOXA E1200 series for price-sensitive applications

  • MOXA ioLogik E1241 (4 analog outputs)

  • MOXA ioLogik E1242 (4 analog inputs, 4 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs)

  • MOXA ioLogik E1260 (6 temperature inputs)


Modular WAGO I/O system 750 series for more flexibility

  • Wago 750 (8 digital inputs, 8 digital outputs, 4 analog inputs, 4 analog outputs, 4 temperature inputs)


Additional devices and protocols will be integrated on an ongoing basis via Modbus/TCP (e.g., Janitza Power Analyser UMG 604).

Data Manager M

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